Tigresses begin training for T20 WC qualifier
While the men's team are eyeing to clinch their much-awaited Asia Cup title in the UAE, the Bangladesh national women's cricket team started their training camp for the upcoming ICC Women's T20 World Cup Qualifier.
The tournament is set to take place in the UAE next month and the Tigresses will conclude their training camp on September 4. Afterwards, they will board a flight to Dubai on September 8 to take part in the event.
Nigar Sultana Joty and her troops will have a busy schedule as Bangladesh will host the upcoming Asia Cup in October, right after the Qualifier.
The 2022 Women's Asia Cup will be held at the Sylhet International Cricket Stadium from October 1 to 16, with seven teams competing in the T20 tournament.
"We have started our preparation camp from today keeping the upcoming ICC T20 World Cup qualifiers and followed by a short training we will travel to Dubai. Since the upcoming Asia Cup will take place in the T20 format, our plan is to prepare keeping both the important tournaments in mind," Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) women's wing manager, Tawhid Mahmud, told The Daily Star yesterday.
Being the defending champions of the Asia Cup, the Tigresses' team management will surely hope to retain the title at home soil. Bangladesh is also set to host the 2024 ICC T20 World Cup, and it will be the first time the country will be hosting a major ICC women's cricket tournament.